SQUARE MILE MANAGEMENT
is about enjoying seeing your healthy herd of deer.
The 2009 Lecture Series topic, "Gardening with Bambi & Other Visitors" was well received by the Philadelphia Flower Shop audience.
Not only a "what they eat" and surefire organic recipes to spray on plants they devour, Barbara Feldt's spells out the facts about deer and how to live with them.
"I am not a member of Peta, nor do I desire a rack of antlers," said Barbara at the Barnes & Noble event in May, "I feel that healthy and stable populations of all wildlife should be a goal for homeowners and for municipalities."
GIRLS HAVE MEAT, TOO!
After researching the aspects of population control, sex and age ratios, behavior, and studies, Barbara came to this conclusion: does have the meat that hunters want, too.
But hunting and removing the big bucks triggers a population explosion, and both a weakened social order and gene group. And, the fact is that reducing deer populations in which to hunt is not really what hunters want.
In order to have a balanced, healthy herd that will not eat the understory of our forests and gardens, Feldt urges homeowners to practice what she coined the term, Square Mile Management.
Overpopulated towns have established "Tag two does first" policies before issuing a hunting permit for killing an adult buck. Since does bear the young, this basic fact will reduce overpopulated herds.
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opportunities to “talk deer” are being offered by garden designer and
author Barbara Feldt.
Not only known as a practical, “here’s how”
writer, Barbara is also known for designing wildlife gardens and urges
residential and public garden clients alike to get your property
certified as a National Wildlife Federation Wildlife Habitat.
book, Garden Your City, takes you step by step so you can grow
vegetables and flowers successfully. Want to know great plants you can plant without needing to spray, what
plants really annoy their noses, and learn about your deer herd?
Barbara will have handouts from her deer lecture at the Philadelphia
Flower Show and about attracting beneficial wildlife to your yard –
like the bluebirds that are busy feeding their first brood in her
May 17 - Many Light Hands, 69-71 Main St.. Cold Spring 845-809-5069
“Living & Gardening with Deer”
May 23rd – Barnes & Noble
At 1:00 p.m. Barbara will be giving a lecture on “Gardening with Bambi
& Other Visitors” at the Cortlandt Town Center, 3089 E. Main
Street, Mohegan Lake (914-528-6275). After the presentation and Q.
& A., Barbara will be glad to sign a copy of her book for you or to
personalize one for a most thoughtful gift. Free event and a deer-resistant edible herb plant with purchase.
Saturday, June 13rd – Putnam County Secret Garden Tour
From 9:00 to Noon at the Cold Spring Farmer’s Market, the focus is on
“Gardening with Deer” and Barbara will sign your copy of Garden Your
City and offer solutions to any gardening dilemmas you may have. She and husband, Fred, opened their property, Tarn Farm, on last year’s Secret Garden Tour, to benefit PARC.